My wife and I built four very nice TBH's with view windows in all of them. Then this spring I bought two 3# packages of bees with queens with intentions of filling the other two with swarms from or splits from the other two hives. We only did this because last year we did not see one single honeybee and thought we should help save bees. We can do that with four top bar hives running full speed. We don't need honey; my son has five hives and gives all we want.
NOW, thanks to Michael Bush's book, catalogs from six bee supply companies, visions/worries of what to do with future excess swarms, unintentional drawings/doodling of LANGSTROTH HIVES, ... I find myself wanting a fancy Langstroth... NO I DON'T! NO I DON'T! NO I DON'T! NO I DON'T! NO I DON'T!
SOMEBODY SAVE ME FROM MYSELF and Michael Bush!